Delta GEMS


Dr. Jeanne L. Noble Delta GEMS Institute



The Dr. Jeanne L. Noble Delta GEMS (Growing & Empowering Myself Successfully) Institute (“Delta GEMS Institute”) , a  mentoring program for African-American girls  in high school, sponsored by the Indianapolis Alumnae Chapter (“IAC”) of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated, (“Delta”) is accepting new members

Delta is a public service organization founded in 1913 by 22 black women dedicated to uplifting their community in the areas of educational development, economic development, and many other powerful ways.  The Delta GEMS Institute is one of Delta’s flagship programs that has been in existence for well over 40 years. 

The goals for the Delta GEMS Institute are:  to instill the need to excel academically; to provide tools that enable girls to sharpen and enhance their skills to achieve high levels of academic success; to assist girls in proper goal setting and planning for their futures in high school and beyond; and to create compassionate, caring, community minded young women by actively involving them in service learning and community service opportunities. 

The Delta GEMS Institute is designed for young women:

  • Who are in grades 9-12
  • Who have potential, but need guidance, support and skills to achieve success
  • Who are interested in developing leadership skills
  • Who are actively pursuing college and/or career options
  • Who need encouragement and support in pursuit of higher learning.

The Delta GEMS Institute activities include participation in community service projects, cultural events, and attending educational workshops where we present topics such as choosing the most appropriate college, career choices, social and professional etiquette, self-esteem building, wellness, money management and of course having lots of fun.

Click image below to watch the Delta G.E.M.S./Delta Academy video!


Please read the following program notes carefully:

::::: Program meetings :::::

All Delta GEMS Institute meetings will be held on the third Saturday, from 9am-12pm of each month, unless otherwise noted. All program participants are required to participate in at least 80% of program events and activities.

::::: Attendance :::::

Each GEMS participant will be required to sign-in at every meeting.  Any participant having three or more absences may be asked to leave the program.

If you are interested in becoming a member of the Delta GEMS Institute, please complete the application electronically here: 

GEMS Application:

All new and returning GEMS MUST complete the attached Risk Management Documents (click the link below) and provide a current transcript by September 30, 2016

For Risk Management Documents – Click here

All application materials must be completed by Friday, September 30, 2016Materials can be mailed to: Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. PO BOX 1364 Indianapolis, IN 46206-1364 or scan and email to:



GEMS Informational Night Tuesday, September 20, 2016
Time: 6:00pm – 7:00pm

Global Prep Academy
2033 Sugar Grove Ave.
Indianapolis, IN
Deadline for Application: Friday, September 30, 2016
GEMS Retreat Saturday, October 29, 2016


Click here to open the GEMS 2016-2017 Program Calendar


Should you have any questions about the Delta GEMS Institute or application process, please contact Roni Ford, Chair at